What’s Got My Attention

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Virtual Summit Production – I will be closing my digital marketing agency on May 1, 2018. I’m not taking on any clients at this time as I prepare to wind down operations to make room for what’s next.

Creative Writing Projects – Since January 3, 2017, I’ve gotten up at 4:30am every morning (even on weekends) to write, at minimum, 750-words. I’m 14,000 words away from closing in on half a million words written. I estimate I’ll reach half a million words sometime between Dec 19th and 22nd. I crossed the half a million word mark on December 20, 2017, two weeks before the one year deadline. I still continued writing, and then published my 11 lessons I learned writing for 365 consecutive days on January 3, 2018. Many ask what my writings consist of. Here are some highlights:

  • I’ve written 50,000 words of a historical fiction that has been stuck in my head since 2011. Shall return my attention to this work in 2018.
  • I have now turned my attention to documenting my 20+ career in tech by writing my experiences as a memoir. I begin to write on April 1, 2017 and plan to write 2,000 words per day so I can reach a 75,000 word count by April 30th. Completed 70,000 on June 2, 2017.
  • I’m also writing stage plays. I especially love giving Biblical characters a voice. I co-wrote my second stage play and it was staged at my church on April 15, 2017 (more here). I have already started writing my next one which will be based on an obscure Biblical character.
  • Started writing my second memoir focusing on my year long process writing at 4:30am for 365 consecutive days, because, why not. I’ve written 67,889 words so far for the second memoir. I’m aiming for 80,000 words and should reach it with five more chapters to write. Completed 90,000 words on December 30, 2017

Planning First Documentary – After uncovering my first documented experience with white fragility, I’ve decided to finally move into documentary film production. I stated this dream 10-years ago in a business mastermind group, and I’m happy that I finally have a topic I want to explore. The working title is A Story of White Fragility, and I’ll start filming once I hit my second goal on Patreon. Patrons wanted.

Why This Page Exists…

I’m happiest when I’m creating, not consuming. Yet, one of my sisters pointed out that I have so many unfinished projects. Creating means nothing if I don’t finish it. For example:

  • Where would we be if Tolkien never finished his books?
  • Or, if Beethoven didn’t complete his symphonies?
  • How many babies would not have been born if Barry White decided not to finish recording his songs?

That’s why I get up at 4:30am every morning to write. That’s why I say “No” a lot.

If I say “No,” it’s not personal. As I’ve reached the other side of 40, I’ve become more aligned with what God wants me to do. Most things end up being a distraction from my divinely-inspired purpose, so I say “No” more than I say “Yes” these days.

Page inspired by Derek Sivers. Last updated February 12, 2018.